CONGRATULATIONS, LILA AND JACK! Today we celebrate the graduation from High School two of our younger and beloved St Andrew’s family members, LILA SULLIVAN and JACK SLAYTON, and wish them God’s very best in their new lives as they head off the island to discover what God has in store for them! Lila will be attending Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire, and Jack will be attending Curry College, in Milton, Massachusetts. God bless you, both—we’ll miss you!
WE ARE EXCITED TO HAVE WITH US TODAYat our 10:00 am worship, The High School Chorale from the First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, under the direction of Greg Funfgeld. Greg and his wife Nanci are seasonal members of St Andrew’s, and Nanci’s parents are George and Marion Chapman, long-time summer residents and members of St Andrew’s Church. Welcome, all—and thanks so much for the beautiful sounds!
OUR NEXT ‘NEW WORSHIP’ SERVICE , featuring cool music in a cool and casual context, is TODAY, SUNDAY, JUNE 14, AT 4:00 PM IN THE PARISH HALL. This is really catching on—so give it a try! Our guest musician will be Sara Piazza, who loves the Lord and shares her music talents so enthusiastically. Come and bring a friend or two!
GOD IS REVEALED IN SCRIPTURE—and you can experience incredible grace by joining us Tuesday mornings for our 8:22 am Bible Study! Go ahead—give it a try—it’s painless and joyful! We’re over in the Parish House…
CHECK OUT THE INFORMATION TABLE IN THE PARISH HALLfor all kinds of articles and information related to the church, faith, and current events.
QUESTION: HOW MANY MEMBERS ATTEND ST ANDREW’S CHURCH? Answer: 116. Other statistics from our recent Parochial Report, submitted to the Diocese and National Church, show an average Sunday attendance of 77, and 325 worship services conducted last year. Every one of us is important—and each of us has a role to play in what Christ is doing among us here at St Andrew’s!
THE VINEYARD SOUND IS BACK AGAIN THIS YEAR AT ST ANDREW’S on Friday nights beginning June 19. Concerts begin at 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm, and they’re a Vineyard (and St Andrew’s) tradition for a good reason—it’s a great time! We could use some volunteersto take ONE FRIDAY NIGHT to be here as St Andrew’s “chaperones”—so if you can help us, please sign up in the Parish Hall—and your concert is FREE!
WE NEED USHERS FOR OUR 10:00 AM SERVICE! We’re in need of FOUR folks who can help us out every once in a while to hand out bulletins, and be a welcoming presence to our 10:00 parishioners and guests. It’s easy, and it’s really meaningful to serve! Please see Father Chip with questions, or if you’d like to help out.
SUMMER PARTIES AT THE RECTORY ARE BACK! We’ve got TWO DATES: Wednesday, July 8 and Tuesday, August 18, both at 6:00 pm. These will be fun and casual POTLUCK affairs, and we’ll grill up the burgers, dogs and chicken, so all you’ll need to do is bring a salad, side dish, dessert, or appetizer. (If it rains too much, we’ll cancel, and you can find out by calling the church answering machine at 627-5330). GREAT WAY FOR OUR SUMMER FRIENDS TO HAVE SOME FUN WITH OUR CHURCH FAMILY! PLEASE COME AND BRING YOUR FRIENDS!
Church Office Hours:
Heather Anne Slayton, Tuesday—Friday, 9:00 am—3:00 pm.
Father Chip Seadale: Monday 9—11 am and Wednesday 2—4 pm (and available by appointment).
Please note that Heather Anne is not in the office Saturday through Monday, and Father Chip is not in the office Friday and Saturday.
Father Chip can always be reached in emergencies on his cell at 774-563-9716.
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“The Vision of St Andrew’s Church is to make God present in our families, our neighborhood, our town, the Island of Martha’s Vineyard, and in the world.”
Wardens: Bonnie Deitz and Chris White
Treasurer: Wesley Brown
Parish Clerk: Sandra Mott
Members at Large:
Claudia Metell, Pam Monterosso, Caroline Evans, Susan Weibel and Barbara Shriber